DiabetesPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

The cause of this endocrine disorder is unknown but it generally affects women of childbearing age.

The cause of this endocrine disorder is unknown but it generally affects women of childbearing age.

The typical symptoms include:

  • A lack of periods or irregular abnormally light periods.
  • Difficulty falling pregnant.
  • Oily, hairy skin generally accompanied by acne.
  • Overweight or obesity.

According to experts there appears to be significant associations between obesity and reproductive disturbances in women, including irregular menstrual cycles, reduced fertility, and increased risk of miscarriage.

Treatment:

Generally the first step in the treatment of PCOS is weight loss through a low calorie diet combined with moderate exercise. Even a small reduction in weight could possibly improve your condition.

Being overweight or obese can increase insulin resistance. It is thought that excess insulin in the blood may affect the ovaries by increasing the production of androgen which may interfere with the ability of the ovaries to ovulate. Therefore considering a low carbohydrate diet may be beneficial to monitor and control insulin levels.

Orsmond Clinics offer various low carbohydrate diets which could be beneficial to you if you are seeking to improve PCOS.